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Suspect a Leak? Here’s What to Do

August 20th, 2018

homeowner on phone inspecting leak underneath sinkA leak is quite easily one of the biggest enemies to plumbing systems everywhere. But what makes a leak such a feared antagonist? Well, there are a number of factors at play here. First off, even those leaks you may consider “minor,” like dripping faucets, can waste gallons of water throughout the months. These small leaks trick you into thinking they aren’t a big deal, and then the cost of your water use starts to add up.

Bigger leaks waste water too, of course, and can also do extensive damage to your property. These leaks can happen behind walls or even beneath your flooring. In fact, most leaks are hidden, so they can do a lot of damage before you even notice them. Since so much of your plumbing system is hidden from view, and since leaks can happen anywhere there is a pipe, it is essential you know how to spot trouble. Once you suspect a leak, you’ll want to get in touch with a professional plumber. But, how do you check?

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How to Avoid Plumbing Catastrophes

August 6th, 2018

Woman calling a plumber service to fix drain pipe blockage.The plumbing system within your home is vast and complex, connecting a number of different appliances via yards of pipes. It’s one of those systems that you rely on daily, but probably don’t think very much about.

As such, it can be hard to keep in good shape! However, there are a number of things you can do to ensure that your plumbing system serves you as best as it can for the years to come. Read on for some tips from our professional Fairfax, VA plumbers on how to take great care of your plumbing system, and ultimately reduce your risk of facing a plumbing catastrophe.

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Can UV Light Be Good for You?

July 23rd, 2018

uv lightWell, if history is any indication, then absolutely yes! What are we talking about? Over a century ago, Professor Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize for Physiology of Medicine for discovering that diseases can be treated with concentrated UV light rays.

That’s not exactly what we’re getting into here. However we want to use that to highlight the fact that when implemented the right way, UV light can actually do a lot for your health by improving your indoor air quality. If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to consider the installation of a UV air purifier in Ashburn, VA.

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Are You Treating Your Kitchen Plumbing Well?

July 9th, 2018

Professional plumber doing reparation in kitchen home.When it comes to the various systems and components of your home, your plumbing system is probably not one you think about a whole lot—that is, until something goes wrong. Our Sterling, VA plumbers would like to help you avoid that altogether. We can do this by performing routine maintenance for your plumbing system (once a year is best), but there are other things you can do to make sure you’re treating your plumbing system well and helping it last longer without the need for costly repairs.

Today, we’re going to talk about your kitchen plumbing. In particular, the sink. You might be one of those fortunate homeowners who have a garbage disposal system installed with their kitchen sink. This means you don’t have to deal with the stinky pile-up that can accumulate in your trash can, as most of your food scraps can go right down the drain. But, can anything go down your kitchen sink drain?

Well, no.

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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner in Top Shape

June 25th, 2018

top view of an air conditionerWith temperatures only growing warmer, residents throughout Sterling and beyond are looking forward to summer. Of course, if you haven’t already we do urge you to schedule your air conditioning maintenance, to make sure that your cooling system is ready to get you through the hotter weather.

Air conditioning maintenance is the best way to keep your cooling system in top shape. There are a few small maintenance tasks you can do on your own. For example, you should be changing out or cleaning the air filter in your HVAC system every 1–3 months, and ensuring that the outside unit is clear of debris. But professional, full-service maintenance will ensure the longevity of your system, and help you fend off AC repair in Sterling, VA as best you can.

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The Benefits of Rooftop HVAC Units for Businesses

June 11th, 2018

air conditioning installation on rooftopCommercial HVAC systems are designed, and function, differently than residential systems in a variety of ways. After all, they’re tasked with cooling more space than the average home, in most cases. Most commercial spaces also have unique cooling needs. For instance, you may need to keep computer systems or other important equipment from overheating. Overall, commercial HVAC systems require specialized care and attention, which is why it’s vital that you use a professionally trained Leesburg, VA, HVAC contractor.

Our team often recommends rooftop commercial HVAC systems for businesses. These systems are comprised of multiple modular units placed on top of your commercial space. It may seem odd to put these outdoor units in a space where they’ll be constantly exposed to the blazing sun. However commercial systems are designed to handle such weather, and in return they off a number of benefits, which we’ve highlighted below.

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How to Help Your Plumbing System Last Longer

May 28th, 2018

plumber working on plumbing system under sinkThe plumbing system of your home is an expansive and complex network of appliances and fixtures, all linked up with yards of pipes. It’s one of those systems that you probably take for granted, but you definitely notice when something goes wrong with it, (Drain clog, anyone?)

There are, however, a variety of things you can do to ensure that your plumbing system serves you well for the years to come. Keep reading to learn more about how to keep your plumbing system in good condition for as long as possible.

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Don’t Believe This Refrigerant Myth

May 14th, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundHave you ever hired a handyman or amateur HVAC technician to conduct maintenance on your air conditioner, only to have them tell you that your refrigerant has lost its charge and will need to be refilled every year? If so, unfortunately you’re dealing with either a dishonest or misinformed professional.

This is one of the biggest Fairfax, VA, air conditioning repair myths out there—that refrigerant is something that “runs out” and it must be replaced (recharged) every year during your maintenance session. On the contrary, your HVAC systems are supplied with enough refrigerant during installation to ideally last their entire lifespan. So what does this mean? This means that if your system is losing refrigerant, you have a leak—and that leak must be found and repaired.

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Follow These Tips to Prevent Plumbing Problems

April 30th, 2018

white pipe with blue cloth tied around itIt can be difficult to keep your plumbing system in good shape over the years. After all, it’s mostly hidden from view, and most of the problems that can develop with your plumbing system won’t give off any warning signs unless they’ve been around for a while already.

Your pipes won’t last forever, even under the best circumstances. If you follow the tips below, however, you can at least ensure that they will last as long as possible. And remember, when you do need assistance, you needn’t look any further than our team to find a highly trained, professional plumber in Fairfax, VA.

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It’s That Time of Year: Schedule Your AC Tune-Up Today

April 16th, 2018

technician working on air conditionerSpringtime marks a shift in the weather as cooler temperatures slowly but surely dissipate and the heat of summer draws closer. Right now is the best time to arrange for your air conditioning system’s annual maintenance appointment—or biannual if you have a heat pump system. There are a few basic jobs you can do on your own when it comes to maintaining your Leesberg HVAC system, such as changing the air filter and making sure your outdoor unit and vents are unobstructed.

However, if you want to truly make a difference in the performance and efficiency of your air conditioner, then you need professional maintenance done by trained HVAC technicians. Only an experienced professional can handle the various tasks involved with this service, such as inspecting motors and electrical connections, and cleaning coils and all other moving parts. You can count on our technicians to provide your air conditioner with top quality maintenance!

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